Golf in Schools Program
Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, the National Golf in Schools Program is bringing the game of golf to Canadian schools.
This new program has been developed for teachers to provide students the opportunity to develop aspects of "physical literacy" related to the sport of golf, and increase student knowledge and appreciation for the sport of golf.
Find out more at www.nationalgolfinschools.com or ou 1-800-263-0009, ext. 283.
Developed by Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) in partnership with Golf Canada and the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association (Canadian PGA), the Golf in Schools Program has been designed to allow elementary school teachers, regardless of their golf background, the ability to deliver the required physical education learning outcomes through the sport of golf while respecting the pre-requisites of the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS).
“The Golf in Schools Program is a vital link between the educational and golf communities. Students can gain better access to this wonderful lifetime sport that not only encourages physical activity but a very strong sense of core values such as integrity, honesty, respect, and confidence”, specified Jean-Pierre Beaulieu, Executive Director of Golf Québec. “We will also offer a variety of Golf in Schools activities including sending qualified golf professionals to schools, conducting teacher orientations, and organizing field trips to local golf facilities.”
Schools that sign-up to participate will receive child-friendly and easy to store golf equipment, as well as golf-related curriculum and instructor training to enable teachers to integrate golf into their elementary school physical education curriculum.
“This learning resource was designed to support some of the learning outcomes of elementary school curricula across Canada,” said Mark Jones, President of PHE Canada. “A key mandate is to help students develop physical literacy skills that are necessary to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to lead healthy, active lives and enjoy success in all levels of sport participation.”